Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.
Many thanks for keeping my wordpress site safe!!! If you're looking to protect your site, this is the plugin to use. No doubt about it!!!
I didn't know what I was missing until I installed Wordfence. I haven't tried any others, but this does the job very well for me. Strongly recommended.
Comprehensive and easy to manage.
Like the inclusion of the caching function - if the 50 times acceleration claimed by their Falcon Engine proves effective then that must be a game changer.
Very helpful in finding otherwise hidden spamcode. Especially the supervision of core files helps a lot.
I downloaded Wordfence along with the new WordPress 3.9. Of all the plug-ins, it's the easiest for me to understand--and use. Everything else on my site, "Kathleen Maher's Pure Fiction," I've managed (more or less, usually less) by trial and error. I get it wrong as often as I get it right.
My site includes a good deal of my original fiction. I don't care about owning anything else. My stories, though, are mine. Writing them is all I do. The pictures I make to accompany them are just a way to relax and free to anyone who wants them. You can steal my shoes. My toothbrush. I don't care. But if someone claims my fiction, I'd like to know about it. Wordfense will help me protect the only thing I've got.
I also tried other security plugins but find this is the best.
I installed this plugin because it was on the 'top plugins' list in WordPress.org daily updates, and am glad I did. I haven't yet enabled the security features, except to do a scan to satisfy my curiosity (no security issues), but I did enable the caching option.. just to the 2-3 times faster, not the 30-50 as yet. I try that later. But I am very pleased with the results that even this option gives me: It literally did (and noticeably) speed up the site!
I also like the live users feature, so I can see exactly who is on the site at any one time, and what they're doing. Interesting how much time the googlebots spend on each page!!
Overall, an excellent plugin, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Besides all that, you just need to look at the rating it's been given; 1351 users gave it all 5 stars, compared to not even 70 users (did they even use it?) who gave it less. Thanks WordFence, keep up the good work!!
With many people trying to hack my sites this plugin is a life saver.
Install this plugin!
I have been using this plugin for the last couple of years (since my sites were attacked and compromised), and I have to say that it is absolutely a "must-have" plugin for any WP administrator to have in their arsenal. I install this plugin before I install ANYTHING ELSE whenever I start a new WP website for myself or a client.